A Professional Guide to Hard-Wearing Floors
Hard-wearing flooring is an essential feature of any commercial, industrial or domestic space. It is specifically designed to withstand high levels of foot traffic and even heavy machinery and chemicals in some cases. Hard-wearing flooring is available in a number of different materials, including concrete, epoxy, and polyurethane, with each material offering a range of benefits that can be tailored to meet the specific requirements of your space.
Concrete Flooring Solutions provide both concrete and resin flooring installations for industrial, commercial and domestic spaces across the UK. Installing over 180m2 of flooring a year, we are experts in indoor, outdoor and commercial projects needing durable, long-lasting and professionally installed hard-wearing flooring.
How to Choose a Hard-Wearing Floor?
The importance of a heard-wearing floor should not be overlooked. A hard-wearing surface can prevent accidents and injuries, protect against damage to your space and increase the lifespan of your environment. A hard-wearing floor is a critical investment for those looking to increase the safety, efficiency and productivity of a space.
The top 5 features of a hard-wearing floor for industrial, commercial and industrial spaces are:
The main goal of a hard-wearing floor is to be durable and long-lasting. Hard-wearing floors are specifically designed to withstand heavy foot traffic, machinery and equipment. When installing a hard-wearing floor, they are expected to last for a number of years without showing any signs of wear.
Hard-wearing floors must be resistant to slips that can occur in spaces that may be exposed to water, oil or other liquids. Slip-resistant properties in a floor prevent accidents and injuries in both the workplace and at home.
- Chemical resistant
In regards to cleaning and installation in certain spaces where chemicals are present, hard-wearing floors must be able to endure harsh cleaning chemicals, acids and other solvents.
With any hard-wearing floor, it is important that it does not require a lot of maintenance. Hard-wearing floors should be able to withstand stains, scratches and any other damages that may occur in busy environments. Regular maintenance and cleaning should be quick and easy and should not damage the surface of the floor.
When installed in a commercial or domestic environment, it is important that hard-wearing floors are aesthetically pleasing and add to the overall look of a space. Most hard-wearing floor options are available in many materials that allow for the flooring to match the decor of any space.
At Concrete Flooring Solutions, we understand the importance of a hard-wearing floor and offer a range of solutions that are designed to meet the unique needs of each space. Get in touch with a member of our team today to discuss your options for hard-wearing floors.
Most Hard-Wearing Flooring Types
Whether you are looking to install hard-wearing commercial flooring or industrial or domestic flooring, it is important to remember that floors are subjected to a lot of abuse. Muddy shoes, the shift of furniture, and even the weight of heavy machinery in certain spaces, are all things to consider when looking for your ideal hard-wearing floor.
There is a range of materials available for hard-wearing floors that can be installed in any type of space:
Epoxy flooring is a popular choice for industrial and commercial spaces due to its durability and chemical resistance. You will often see epoxy flooring in spaces such as clinics and medical facilities, warehouses, schools and garages. Epoxy flooring is hard-wearing to both foot traffic and vehicles and is often impact-resistant, making it perfect for any space that requires a durable surface.
Polished Concrete Flooring
Polished concrete flooring is a versatile and durable option for both commercial and domestic spaces. With its natural-borne ability to transform the appearance of any space and protect its integrity, polished concrete is a popular choice for spaces where heavy machinery and equipment are used.
For a more cost-effective option, vinyl is often used as a hard-wearing flooring option in commercial and domestic spaces. Vinyl’s versatility is one of the main accolades for its popularity and is available in a variety of styles, including tiles, sheets, planks and more, making it easy to install and customise.
Often used in areas that require a soft and slip-resistant surface, rubber flooring is often used in schools, gyms and hospitals. Rubber flooring is easy to clean, durable and available in a variety of textures and colours, meaning that it is hugely versatile and can be installed in any space.
Acrylic resin floor is innately hard-wearing and durable in addition to being chemical-resistant and easy to clean. Typically seen in industrial spaces such as warehouses, industrial garages and laboratories, acrylic resin can withstand spillages of heavy chemicals, is resistant to impact, and is exceptionally hygienic.
Why Is It Important for a Floor to Be Hard-Wearing?
Hard-wearing floors are crucial in any environment. Whether you are looking to install a new floor in an industrial, commercial or domestic space, hard-wearing floors offer slip resistance, improved safety for employees and protection for the building’s structural foundation and integrity.
Hard-wearing floors are designed to be durable and long-lasting, requiring minimal maintenance while also being customisable and open to a range of design options. While hard-wearing floors may be initially more expensive to install, their longevity makes them extremely cost-effective in the long run by avoiding repairs and replacements.
How Concrete Flooring Solutions Can Help You
With 40 years of experience in the industry and a dedicated passion for our trade, the experts at Concrete Flooring Solutions are your number one choice when looking for a resin or concrete contractor. We offer a range of services including polished concrete flooring, epoxy resin, acrylic resin and so much more to create a hard-wearing floor that is perfect for any environment.
As a valued member of the ACIFC, Concrete Flooring Solutions is a leader in all major market segments, including healthcare, education, commercial and pharmaceutical sectors. Driven by our continuous commitment to improvement, we embrace every installation to improve efficiency and improve client satisfaction and value.
Install Your Hard-Wearing Floor Today
Although there is no way to define which material is ‘best’ for your hard-wearing floor, we offer a range of options that are designed to meet the specifications of a hard-wearing surface. Whether you are looking for an industrial or commercial flooring installation, we will work alongside you to ensure that all of your needs are met.
Our commitment to our trade and the satisfaction of our customers make us the one-stop shop for anyone looking to improve their current flooring or who want to install entirely new hard-wearing floors. To find out which floor is best suited for your space, or for further information on installing your perfect hard-wearing floor, get in touch with us today.